Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday has a a headache...

Monday has given me a terrible headache.  No joke.  As I type, every click of the keyboard makes my temples throb.  I can't take the "Excedrin Migraine" med that ALWAYS stops my headache because my pain didn't start until 8 p.m.  If I take my favorite over-the-counter, I will be up all night long.  So I have to settle for Grocery Store acetaminophen.  Yep.  Which means I'll have a headache all night long.  Sigh.

My day started off really well...considering that I went to bed last night at 1:30 am.  (Spring Break really messed up my sleep schedule!)  I woke up on time, had all of my things packed and ready to go.  Even my new haircut was jammin'...until I walked outside.  Humid southeast Texas weather = flat hair.  No kidding.  By the time I got in my car, my hair looked like I didn't bother to fix it.  Yay.

When I get to school, the wind is blowing hard and I do everything I can to get from the car to the building without losing my loot. (Hair is a lost cause, at this point.)  As soon as I walk in the building, the heat and humidity hits me like a wave.  The district tries to save money by turning off the air system over extended holidays.  So our two story building feels like an oven until about 11.  Yay x 2.

My quarters actually had a good day.  We worked on some pre-STAAR activities and I taught them a game or two.  It felt good, even though some things didn't go as planned.  Yay x 3.

After work, I get back into my "workout routine" that I am paying for every month.  I haven't been to the gym in 4 weeks and it's time to get back into it.  Can you say pain in my thighs and shoulders now????  Yay x 4.

Definitely a Debbie Downer day for me.  But hey...tomorrow's a new day.  There's a forecast of strong thunderstorms and flooding.  I bet my hair will look great...until I walk out the door.  Ha ha ha!

Leaving the pity party...

I just want to share a quick picture of the tracking cards some of my struggling quarters use to track their reading.
I attach highlighter tape on each side of the card.  The colored area highlights the text students are reading.  It really helps some of my struggling readers, as well as students we suspect have some form of dyslexia or Irlen's Syndrome.  I used these types of cards many, many times when I taught first.  It's definitely something to try if you have that one student you just can't figure out!

I leave you with this:

"Bambling Bumbling Band of Baboons!"--Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

 Glitter Words
[ - *Glitter Words*]


  1. I LOVE this highlighter tape/notecard combo idea! I can't wait to use it!

    I'm so glad I found your blog-- lots of great information and pictures! That's why I'm nominating you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Click on over to see it!!!

    Just Tinkerin Around

    1. Wow!! Thank you, Jillian! Don't you just love blogging?? It has totally surpassed my expectations and has become completely therapuetic! I am your newest follower!